Alpine Skiing: Warrior boys win 5th title
LUTSEN--Nick Krantz turned in the fastest time (59.57) for the Brainerd Warrior boys, who topped the podium for the fifth time this year winning the Moose Mountain Invite Thursday.
LUTSEN-Nick Krantz turned in the fastest time (59.57) for the Brainerd Warrior boys, who topped the podium for the fifth time this year winning the Moose Mountain Invite Thursday.
Krantz's time was good for fourth place individually. He posted the second fastest second run with a 27.71.
The Brainerd boys have won five of six meets and placed third in the 28-team Wild Mountain Invitational.
The Warrior girls were paced by Grace McGuire's fourth-place time of 1:04.65 and finished second as a team to equal their previous best team finish.
Both the boys and girls teams placed all four of their scoring skiers in the top 10.
Max Darkow followed Krantz in seventh, Tristan Elsenpeter was ninth and Anthony Elsenpeter 10th.
On the girls side, Emma Hiebert finished seventh, Payge Fitterer ninth and Alli Krantz 10th.
"The boys are just on a streak," said Brainerd head coach Jim Ruttger. "They're really hot right now. Two of our core (lead) skiers went down on their second runs others stepped up to keep our streak going.
"We're still trying to have a meet where all four of our top girls finish strong. We came close today, but the (first-place) Cook County girls have a strong team and are tough to overcome. We just have to come together at sections."
Boys team scores: 1-Brainerd 114, 2-Hibbing 112, 3-Cook County 79, 4-Virginia 78, 5-Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 66
Individual winner: Will Surbagh (CC) 53.69
Brainerd results: 4-Nick Krantz 59.57, 7-Max Darkow 1:02.42, 9-Tristan Elsenpeter 1:03.50, 10-Anthony Elsenpeter 1:03.62, 12-Gavin Hoelzel 1:04.35, 15-Trevor Hutchison 1:06.19, 16-Cal Madison 1:07.01, 17-Brandon Neifert 1:07.16, 18-Kameron Lee 1:07.42, 23-Esten Hiebert 1:16.61
Girls team scores: 1-Cook County 123, 2-Brainerd 110, 3-Hibbing 104, 4-Virginia 66, inc: Cloquet-Esko-Carlton
Individual winner: Reilly Wahlers (CC) 59.67
Brainerd results: 4-Grace McGuire 1:04.65, 7-Emma Hiebert 1:06.17, 9-Payge Fitterer 1:07.06, 10-Alli Krantz 1:07.71, 11-Linsey Proctor 1:09.69, 14-Madeline Sherman 1:13.00, 19-Maddie Pederson 1:18.69, 23-Erin Koelzel 1:24.04, 27-Maddie Kalenberg 1:29.68, 29-Anna Krieger 1:31.70
Next: Brainerd in MLK Invitational at Giants Ridge, Biwabik 9 a.m. Saturday.